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Colorado 6, Washington 4; 23 July 2014 (Washington 55-44, Colorado 41-60)

Photo Credit: stamfordadvocate.com On what was a sunny Wednesday morning, the Nationals took the field in Denver looking to sweep the Rockies. Colorado wanted to end a 7-game losing streak. By the time the game ended, the sunny day turned to an overcast afternoon to a summer storm. The Nationals led, fell behind, fought valiantly to get close, but fall just short. The Rockies scored...
Via DC Sports-Kings
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Aaron Barrett And Brandon Barnes Engage In Good Ol’ Standoff

Aaron Barrett and Brandon Barnes engage in a battle of wits and great fortitude in a good ol’ ballpark standoff. You will have to watch the clip until the end to see which baseball royalty is crowned the most stubborn. Your browser does not support iframes. The post Aaron Barrett And Brandon Barnes Engage In Good Ol’ Standoff appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.
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WATCH: Nationals’ reliever Aaron Barrett standoff against Rockies’ Brandon Barnes

The Washington Nationals got a win before their series finale with the Colorado Rockies even got started. Following the National Anthem, a standoff between Nationals’ reliever Aaron Barrett and Rockies’ outfielder Brandon Barnes ensued. The battle lasted several minutes, as the Nationals had some fun with the standoff with Gio Gonzalez waving a towel at Barrett to cool him off...
Via KCM Sports
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Strasburg’s Early Struggles Prevent Sweep in Colorado

Tough outings for Stephen Strasburg and Aaron Barrett dug the Washington Nationals (55-44) a hole they could not escape, despite some ninth-inning heroics, and they fell to the Colorado Rockies (41-60), 6-4. Contrary to what the scoreboard might indicate, it was the Nationals who drew first blood. Denard Span singled to open the game, and a poor throw by Rockies second baseman DJ...
Via The Nats Blog
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WATCH: Nationals’ Aaron Barrett and Brandon Barnes standoff before the game

With a 162 game season there has to be some fun before, after, and sometimes during the game. Right before the Washington Nationals and Colorado Rockies threw the first pitch, pitcher Aaron Barrett and outfielder Brandon Barnes decided to standoff. The challenge started during the playing of the National Anthem, but continued until Denard Span walked up to the batters box. With the...
Via DC Sports-Kings
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals, Rockies Engage In Lengthy National Anthem Standoff (Video)

Before the first pitch was thrown at Wednesday afternoon’s Washington Nationals-Colorado Rockies game, the Nats recorded a huge morale-boosting win. After the national anthem wrapped up and the players returned to their respective dugouts, Washington’s Aaron Barrett and Colorado’s Dave Barnes remained on the field, as they engaged in a lengthy and fiercely competitive standoff...
Via NESN.com
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Washington Nationals Fan’s Epic Beard Is A Ballpark Hit

This Washington National fan's epic beard is a ballpark hit. Here's video of him prepping it for Coors Field and showing it off.
Via Gamedayr
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Man Grows Awe-Inspiring Beard in Shape of Washington Nationals Logo

The sports world has been graced with three of the better acts of logical fandom over the last few weeks, from the Brian Dozier back hair jersey to an impromptu Dante Exum sunburn jersey. Now, this ingenious Washington Nationals fan has crafted his epic beard into the shape of the team’s logo. The result is simply mesmerizing. Update: Beard Man has been spotted at Wednesday...
Via Next Impulse Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Ryan Zimmerman on DL with strained hamstring

The Washington Nationals have announced that they have placed third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring suffered in Tuesday night's win over the Colorado Rockies. They have recalled infielder Zach Walters from Triple-A Syracuse to take Zimmerman's spot on the roster.The #Nats have recalled INF Zach Walters & placed Ryan...
Via MLB Injury News
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Nats place Ryan Zimmerman on DL

After missing 44 games this season to a fractured thumb, the Washington Nationals have again placed 3B Ryan Zimmerman on the MLB disabled list.   This time Zim goes to the DL with a strained hamstring.  Zimmerman injured his hamstring last night in the sixth inning when he drove in a run on a ground ball.  After passing and stepping on first base, Zimmerman instantly felt discomfort...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
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Tanner Roark (SP, WAS) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ANALYSIS: The fact that Tanner Roark is only 61 % owned is downright criminal. Sure he had back to back hick-ups on June 27th and July 4th where he gave up 4 runs to the light hitting Cubs, but otherwise he been an ERA and WHIP saint. On the […]
Via RotoBaller
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Nats rally late, down the Rockies 7-4

The Washington Nationals continue to play fine baseball.  Last night was another example.  The Nats rallied from a 3-0 and 4-2 deficit to defeat the Rockies 7-4.   The rally was capped off by a three-run bomb by Adam LaRoche that sealed the win for the Nationals.  With the win and a loss by Atlanta last night, the Nats improved to 55-43 and increased their NL East Division lead...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
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Adam LaRoche lifts Nationals past Rockies, but Ryan Zimmerman leaves with leg injury

Ryan Zimmerman sat in the dirt just past first base at Coors Field, facing another potential crossroads in a season already marked by too many of them. Zimmerman had played through a degenerative shoulder, broken his thumb, changed positions and returned to the old position that tormented him. Now, in the sixth inning Tuesday night, he grabbed his right leg and waited for the trainer...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Ryan Zimmerman leaves game with strained right hamstring

The Washington Nationals may have been dealt a serious blow, as Ryan Zimmerman exited the sixth inning of their 7-4 win over the Colorado Rockies with what is initially being called a right hamstring strain. And it doesn’t look good. Right hamstring strain for Ryan Zimmerman. MRI tomorrow. "It's concerning," Williams said. — Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) July 23...
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Nationals Injury Update: Ryan Zimmerman exits with strained hamstring

Nationals manager Matt Williams announced after Tuesday night's 7-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies that third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who pulled up in the sixth inning while running out an RBI grounder (video below), has a strained right hamstring and will undergo an MRI Wednesday morning. Williams described the injury as "concerning," and compared it to a similar...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Ryan Zimmerman exits game with leg injury

Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman pulled up while running out an RBI grounder in the sixth inning of Tuesday night's game against the Colorado Rockies (video below). Zimmerman, who is hitting .326/.394/.539 with three homers and 20 RBI in the last 24 games, walked off the field under his own power. Danny Espinosa came in to pinch run and play second base with Anthony ...
Via MLB Injury News
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Desmond and Rendon have kept the Nats offense

Ian Desmond Nationals – Photo Credit – Keith Allison   The Washington Nationals offense is at full strength,  meaning they have all their players in the right positions in the lineup spots that they want them at. This wasn’t always the case. The Nats have dealt with injuries to Ryan Zimmerman (broken thumb), Bryce Harper (Torn ligament in left thumb), Adam LaRoche (Quad)...
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Fans Turns Beard Into Washington Nationals Logo (Photo)

I find this beard nothing short of awesome, I just wonder what his girlfriend thinks about it. H/T: Sporting News
Via BlackSportsOnline
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Nationals fan with insane curly ‘W’ beard says it will look more refined’ at game (pic)

Washington Nationals fan Eric Brooks made some hairy waves on the Internet and started the timer on his 15 minutes of fame when a photo he posted to Instagram showcasing his insanely awesome curly “W” beard went viral. Brooks, a transplanted Nats fan living in Colorado, announced that he would be proudly sporting the incredible […] The post Nationals fan with insane curly ‘W’...
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Man Grows Awe-Inspiring Beard in Shape of Washington Nationals Logo

The sports world has been graced with three of the better acts of logical fandom over the last few weeks, from the Brian Dozier back hair jersey to an impromptu Dante Exum sunburn jersey. Now, this ingenious Washington Nationals fan has crafted his epic beard into the shape of the team’s logo. The result is simply mesmerizing. [Instagram] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Ian Desmond's five-hit night (Video)

Up above, video of all five of Ian Desmond's hits last night in Denver. Pretty nice little Monday for Desmond (5-5, HR, 2 RBI). Nationals the beat Rockies 7-2, take over sole possession of first place in the NL East with the win and a Braves loss.
Via Nationals Enquirer
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Daily SP Rankings: Wednesday, Jul 23

Even the great Stephen Strasburg gets beaten down by Coors Field’s might! Over the last three years the Rockies have an OPS about 150 points greater at home than on the road, so while the strikeouts will probably be there, so will the risk. Steamer pegs Kyle Lohse for a 4.31 ERA rest of season, which surprises me since he currently has a 3.16 ERA and his highest ERA over the last...
Via Baseball Professor
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Washington 7, Colorado 2; 21 July 2014 (Washington 54-43, Colorado 40-59)

Photo Credit: greenwichtime.com After taking two of three at home against Milwaukee over the weekend. the Nationals headed out on a 9-game road trip. First stop is Denver on Monday, to oppose the Rockies. Colorado has been struggling lately (6-23 since mid-June). In addition, the Rockies would miss two mainstays on Monday. All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is day-to-day with a sore...
Via DC Sports-Kings
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Nationals Fan Sports ‘Curly W’ Beard

Are you the Nationals No. 1 fan? Before you answer that, Eric Brooks, a former Rockville, Md. resident, may want to challenge your thoughts. The Nationals fan will be in attendance of the Washington Nationals-Colorado Rockies game Monday at Coors Field. It won’t be hard to find him, as he will be the fan rocking this cool beard: “Going to the Washington Nationals vs. Colorado...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Fan Has The Most Impressive Beard

Shouldn’t be too hard to spot this guy if you’re going to tonight’s Washington Nationals-Colorado Rockies game. Eric Brooks, the owner of the amazing beard, listed on his Instagram page that he’s an “assistant brewer at Black Bottle Brewery, Illustrator, avid beardsman and huge washington sports fan.” Well done, Eric, well done. [Instagram] The post Washington Nationals...
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